26 Nov 15

Northallerton Archaeological Dig

A few weeks ago in town I’d heard about an archaeological dig happening over at the old Rutson Hospital in town. Some of what they’d dug up was a bit of pottery!

This ceramic dish was discovered on the site both it’s size and level of decoration are quite impressive. Due to the age of the piece it’s likely that its a lead based glaze but the colours were quite surprising. The decoration in the centre has quite a contemporary look about it considering its medieval.
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13 Oct 15

Crafted by Hand, Masham town hall

On November 1st you’ll find me and a variety of great artists and crafts people in Masham town hall selling our work at Crafted by Hand. The range is quite diverse from jewellery to printmaking. I’ve selected a few artists to showcase, you can find links to their work below.

You can find out more about Crafted by Hand here – http://www.by-handevents.com

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4 Sep 15

Zumba Northallerton

A few weeks ago Helen who runs Zumba classes in Northallerton was asking for testimonials about her classes and that got me thinking. I’ve been attending Helen’s classes for about a year or two now and she’s a great instructor. Her routines themselves are easy enough for beginners, complex enough for them to remain interesting for the regulars but above all fun!

Helen’s attitude shines through her classes and encouragement is great if you want to push yourself or just make it through the end of a class when your feeling tired. It’s like having your own personal cheerleader and I realise she doesn’t just do it for me but for everyone who attends her class and that’s what so clever about what she does.
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